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Date: 04/13/07 02:07 AM

40 Responses to Street Con Artists Reveal 5 Tricks of Their Trade

  1. Profile photo of saberforce
    saberforce Male 40-49
    8 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 1:27 am
    Link: Street Con Artists Reveal 5 Tricks of Their Trade - 5 videos showing how we get conned. Everything from lotion to knives.
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    rraaee Female 18-29
    85 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 2:14 am
    ...interesting i guess it could come in helpful
  3. Profile photo of TJAW
    TJAW Male 13-17
    610 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 2:34 am
    The 1st one is a good one.
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    Deadman3215 Male 18-29
    536 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 3:42 am
    Interesting... Did they actually scam the first lot though?
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    King_Duckey Male 18-29
    203 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 4:32 am
    first one isn`t good :P
    all you get is 20 people chasing after your van throwing stuff =D
  6. Profile photo of FLB
    FLB Female 18-29
    1229 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 5:14 am
    It is awful how some people can scam someone so easily.
    i dont think I would have the conscience to do this.
    But thanks for the info!
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    ICN Male 18-29
    336 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 5:18 am
    there all over the place in tourist traps, its terrible
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    xXkimXx Female 18-29
    415 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 5:35 am
    FLB, some people don`t care as long as they`re getting money for it!
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    Argh_Beast Male 18-29
    838 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 5:42 am
    Sure people are allways trying to sell you goods with no value. Take Macintosh por instance. They make the publicity to they`re own clients and then they don`t shut up telling exactly what the company told them.
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    Victor_Watts Male 18-29
    188 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 6:02 am
    #1 is no different than wal-mart`s tactics. They get people happy by selling a bunch of crap for dirt cheap, then those people end up buying more expensive crap while they`re there, and over time they get anally owned without realizing it.
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    Devi3000 Female 18-29
    1497 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 6:37 am
    Victor you are forgetting the people like yourself that know this is Wal-Mart`s scam. People like you and I can run in there for diet coke and hair gel while passing up bins of DVD`s and low end electronics.
    This place looked like a swap meet, and if you are going to the swap meet then you get what you get.

    "Sure people are allways trying to sell you goods with no value. Take Macintosh por instance. They make the publicity to they`re own clients and then they don`t shut up telling exactly what the company told them."

    Hey Argh do you want to try that in English or should I invest in a moron translator?

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    Diddie Male 18-29
    217 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 6:40 am
    It might just be me, but it seems a bit ironic that a website about avoiding hustling has hustled video clips from the BBC and presented it as their own guide..?
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    12gaugelove Female 13-17
    1025 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 9:05 am
    scam artists: if you want money, get a JOB!
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    shiggiddy Male 13-17
    12 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 9:46 am
    the soundtrack for those videos is really good
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    April 13, 2007 at 10:54 am
    "It might just be me, but it seems a bit ironic that a website about avoiding hustling has hustled video clips from the BBC and presented it as their own guide..?"
    i think the guy who made the website was one of the presenters. BTW, did anyone see the fairground scams that was on IAB a couple of weeks ago? It`s the same website.
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    Tweetness Male 18-29
    292 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 1:35 pm
    the sad thing is that I can see people falling for alot of these, with the proper merchandise even me.
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    Diddie Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2007 at 2:02 pm
    No Gormack2000, the presenter you`re thinking of is an englishman by the name of Paul Wilson and the blogger/blagger from the US is Paul Michael.
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    Invalok Male 18-29
    724 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 2:06 pm
    Awww... I want to see the next episode, I saw someone being arrested...
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    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 2:19 pm
    These are worthless.

    Do people really fall for these.

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    thewabbit Male 13-17
    366 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 2:21 pm
    `Hey Argh do you want to try that in English`
    lol.
    i`d do this. if people are stupid enough to go for it, why not? most of those people would never have even realized it if they hadn`t been told.
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    Tweetness Male 18-29
    292 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 2:34 pm
    can anyone tell me how to submit a video from youtube by itself w/o the actual page being submitted? I would appreciate it.
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    digitalmaste Male 13-17
    126 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 3:28 pm
    Submit the "embed" link. Its on the side of the youtube page.
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    Woot45 Female 13-17
    1398 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 3:31 pm
    haha the first one with the jam van auction or whatever the heck it was called probably wouldn`t work. anyways, i`ve never seen one of those in America, maybe only people in Europe do that.
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    catbarf Male 18-29
    1455 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 3:59 pm
    The first one isn`t a scam. It relies on idiot buyers thinking that for some reason you`re going to keep giving them their money back. What, do they think it lasts forever? I might try that one, after all, it is perfectly legal.
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    Shoyz Male 13-17
    1228 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 6:24 pm
    Ive seen a "cooking knive scam" on an info-mercial late at night just a while back, or so it seems. They used the same example, and it was also a 21-peice-set.
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    Enth Male 18-29
    103 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 6:45 pm
    riday, April 13, 2007 5:42:09 AM
    Sure people are allways trying to sell you goods with no value. Take Macintosh por instance.

    Are you ripping at mac computers?
    Nub nub

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    lirael927 Female 18-29
    109 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 6:50 pm
    sh*t, i think i fell for the skin care one once, only instead of parsley, the "special ingredient" they supposedly used was Dead Sea minerals. i still sometimes use the nail buffer, though.
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    Lorah Female 18-29
    1784 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 8:06 pm
    I hope they got their money back :S
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    baby_yn Female 13-17
    10 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 8:26 pm
    wow..interestingXD..lol for the first 1 if i ever saw it at the beginning i would jus get my money back 2-3 times or until they start bring bigger stuff in..and then when they do i`d just leave with my free goodies=)
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    Kreative Female 13-17
    15 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 8:44 pm
    I wonder if they give the victims their money back...
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    SilentxEm Female 60-69
    670 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 8:59 pm
    I don`t think I`d ever fall for the last one. I`m too lazy to go looking for some plate or jewelry or whatever.
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    KarnJSW Male 18-29
    20 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 9:15 pm
    The DON`T EAVESDROP is the best. The easiest way to con someone is to make them think they are coning you.

    Great stuff to know. Watch out what your paying for!

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    BirkirHe Male 13-17
    189 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 10:35 pm
    Cute girl. I think she`s a big part in conning the male individuals they speak with.
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    Itsdude56 Male 13-17
    888 posts
    April 13, 2007 at 11:57 pm
    lolz! if that was me, i would get my money back and call the police :D
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    DoughnutBoy Male 13-17
    701 posts
    April 14, 2007 at 2:33 am
    thanks for telling me how to scam people
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    1orochimaru Male 18-29
    46 posts
    April 14, 2007 at 2:55 am
    XD now that i know time to go scam some scamers mooo hahahaha
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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    April 14, 2007 at 4:50 am
    You guys are putting down the van scam but if you think about it, it would work quite well. It`s like gambling people keep playing because they think they`ll keep winning.

    I laughed at the knives though, reminds me of how Ginsu advertised years ago.

    The creams idea was pretty interesting, not my particular area of expertise but seems like people would buy into it.

    The eavesdrop thing i wouldn`t see working as efficiently or as consistent as any of the others.

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    thecranberry Male 18-29
    731 posts
    April 14, 2007 at 4:15 pm
    If you see Knife infomercials actually on your television they should be real, right? i have no idea really, and i would never buy it (im too impatient for the shipping), but are they real? I`m pretty sure the home-shopping network ones are real.
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    Disco_Stu Male 18-29
    593 posts
    April 15, 2007 at 12:49 am
    ^^define real.

    That last one surely made the women from the cafe learn their lesson. They deserved it.

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    Squeepy999 Female 18-29
    120 posts
    April 19, 2007 at 11:05 pm
    One of the worst places for this has to be New York City... the hustlers there practically chase you down just to make you buy a watch that`ll break an hour later..

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